Package Details: cnijfilter2 6.30-1

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Package Base: cnijfilter2
Description: Canon IJ Printer Driver for Linux
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Keywords: Canon Driver Printer
Licenses: GPL, custom:canon
Conflicts: cnijfilter, cnijfilter-mg3600
Provides: cnijlgmon3, tocanonij, tocnpwg
Submitter: iAndrewT
Maintainer: unit73e
Last Packager: unit73e
Votes: 28
Popularity: 1.28
First Submitted: 2016-12-22 12:46
Last Updated: 2022-01-02 21:24

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KI9N commented on 2019-11-29 13:22

I found cnijfilter2 version 5.90: I built it on my system using the same PKGBUILD without issues.

Redrield commented on 2018-10-10 23:38

A dependency on ghostscript should be specified, as the -bin version of this package has. My Canon MG2920 failed to print because I had removed Ghostscript (transient dependency of another driver) when I installed this.

livix commented on 2018-09-23 16:50

I've found version 5.70 at

anne commented on 2018-07-07 01:24

So close and yet so far! I can makepkg and install this (though there are compilation warnings), and CUPS now finds my printers as (e.g.) "cnijbe2://Canon/?port=usb&serial=123456" instead of just "usb://Canon/G2000%20series?serial=123456&interface=1", but nothing happens when I try print the CUPS test page to the "cnijbe2:" version of the printer; systemd logs "Started Process Core Dump". Invoking "cnijlgmon3" causes this to be shown:

direct cnijbe2://Canon/?port=usb&serial=123456 "Canon G2000 series" "USB Printer #1 with status readback for Canon IJ"

but nothing happens, and the exit status is 2. There are no manpages, and I'm at a loss as to how to debug this. I'm a decent sysadmin but definitely no C programmer. Is this software known to work on a 64-bit machine?

(The "standard" (Gutenprint?) driver and PPD file work, but the photo colours are dull.)

prurigro commented on 2018-05-16 03:27

@zerophase: I'm getting it in the print dialog under "status" -- maybe it's only required/used by certain printers? I have a canon TR8520.

zerophase commented on 2018-04-24 16:50

@prurigro When are you getting that error? I'll add cmdtocanonij3 to the package, but I'm not having any issues with printing currently.

prurigro commented on 2018-04-24 02:21

I'm getting the following error: File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/cmdtocanonij3" not available: No such file or directory

It's caused because a new part of the upstream isn't included in the package, and it's resolved by adding cmdtocanonij3 equivalents to each occurrence of cmdtocanonij2, as in the following PKGBUILD update:

Thanks for the package!

zerophase commented on 2018-03-15 06:34

Let me see if the new version works with my printer. If it doesn't I'll pass ownership to whoever needs the current driver.

reenen commented on 2018-02-04 22:37

Appears to work fine with the Canon PIXMA G4200 inktank printer. Installed package, start CUPS, add printer from http://localhost:631/

boina commented on 2017-07-05 08:03

Sigo el ejemplo de blx. Muchas gracias!!!!
Finalmente puedo imprimir!!!

Following the example of blx. Thanks a lot for this package!!!
I'm finally printing!!